#1
This is related to Zoot's threads about A, G and C.

I was wondering if there's any chords that you guys have problems playing. I've always had problems playing barred major chords with the root on the A string because of my massive hands. I can't ever get the note on the high E string to ring out properly, so those chords always end up being:
E---x
B---4
G---4
D---4
A---2
E---x


Post your problem chords, and help laugh at people who can't play chords correctly.
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#4
I find that Jewish ones tend to be annoying.

Seriously, just ol' A in open position is irksome. My fingers are too thing to fret the strings individually and when I barre them I mute the high E.
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#6
Yeah B and it's friends hurt my fingers.
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#7
Minor barre chords on the sixth string are a bitch
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#8
Playing barre chords on my classical is hard, but it helps me build finger strength.
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#10
Power chords always give me trouble. I mean damn its hard to get my fingers into such complicated shapes. Especially in drop D.
#11
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I find that Jewish ones tend to be annoying.

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#12
those chords from the verse of interstate love song. where the hell did they come from?
#13
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Power chords always give me trouble. I mean damn its hard to get my fingers into such complicated shapes. Especially in drop D.

Drop D? I hear it's even harder in drop C
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#15
Playing barre chords based on the A string with the e string note is near impossible for me. My fingers are just too wide for that shit.
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#16
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There are some Jazz chords that I just cant pull off in succession too.



Jazz chords are jazz.
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#17
This chord in "All New Materials", especially when it's played in between the riff.
E---x
B---7
G---8
D---6
A---4
E---x
#18
Quote by Thrasher51
I find that Jewish ones tend to be annoying.
I honestly thought that was what this thread was going to be about.

OT: All the chords I have problems with can be attributed to my lack of practice and motivation and my tendency just to noodle around rather than play something with structure.

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#19
Quote by Portuguese_boy
This chord in "All New Materials", especially when it's played in between the riff.
E---x
B---7
G---8
D---6
A---4
E---x

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#20
Quote by Portuguese_boy
This chord in "All New Materials", especially when it's played in between the riff.
E---x
B---7
G---8
D---6
A---4
E---x



You just have to shift your hand down from the chord before it. Same shape.
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#21
A lot of weird voicings. Also pretty much any chord Eric Johnson uses, and some weirder jazz chords.
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#22
Another chord I have problems with is:

E---x
B---8
G---7
D---6
A---7
E---x


I can play the chord on it's own with no problem, but if I'm trying to play something like the riff to I'm gonna booglarize you, baby I have problems.
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#23
Quote by Portuguese_boy
This chord in "All New Materials", especially when it's played in between the riff.
E---x
B---7
G---8
D---6
A---4
E---x


I don't know the song so I don't know how much sense it would make within the context of the song, but you could always just do this:

x
7
8
6
x
9

That way you don't have to stretch as much
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#25
I have Paul Gilbert-sized hands, and i learned how to play on an acoustic with absurd action and 12 gauge strings, so now i dont really have any trouble with chords at all really. I remember one chord used to give me a lot of trouble:

e 0
B 0
G 4
D 1
A 4
E x

but now i can even play that no problem. Big hands ftw
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#26
I don't have one currently, but most where I have a stretch between my middle and ring finger are fairly difficult on my first try. I'm getting better with barre chords- usually playing them for a while is my difficulty, and I cramp up easily.
#28
I don't have problems with chords any more. I'm currently having problems with unison bends though. I find them really hard to do.
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#29
A position barre chords for me, too. I find it a real bitch to play B major, as sad as that sounds. Minor is so much easier to me, because I'm not trying to cram all my fingers together.
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#30
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A position barre chords for me, too. I find it a real bitch to play B major, as sad as that sounds. Minor is so much easier to me, because I'm not trying to cram all my fingers together.


...You know, you could just bar those three strings with your third finger instead of cramming three fingers into that little space.

Works for me, and I have giant bear paws for hands.
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